Tuesday, May 23, 2017

From my sketchbook

I like sayings, motivational sayings.

Sometimes, doodling and not worrying about creating a "work of art" is
what is needed to get me motivated, to get me thinking about the next
project.  My sketch book is just for that. So sometimes I take a saying
that I like and just doodle with it - you never know where it will take you.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Calm Waters



This is a small 7x10 acrylic ink painting and the most recent one.  It seemed to be a lake painting right from the start and the rowboat, well that just seemed an appropriate fit.

Perched


This is a painting done in Acrylic inks and is 8x14 of 3 red winged blackbirds.  The fun part of these paintings is putting the colours down and letting them flow into a pattern. Then you find what you seen in them and what you can add to the create the illusion.

Birds of a Feather


This is one of my newer paintings in acrylic inks and one of the first done.  Acrylic Ink is a new medium for me and I'm finding I like the bright colours and semi abstract patterns.  This paintings is 14x10 on paper.

Along the Coquitlam River


This is a 14x10 painting of the area wooded hiking trail in Coquitlam, It leads up to Crystal Falls.
It is done with acrylics on paper.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Last Dance - SOLD





This is a "16x22" (image size) Watercolour done for the 2015 International Invitational show in Fabriano Italy and was shown there.  This painting has been now sold along with the painting "Autumn Lace" and will be displayed in a private office at SFU  together.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Life Drawings from Feb. 14, 2017


 These are 3 recent life drawings of a very elegant model. These are 20 minute drawings and I thoroughly enjoyed drawing her and I look forward to drawing a longer sustained pose.